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Prof. Matthias Held

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Appointed Professor for 3-dimensional Foundations of Design in 2006. Held studied Product Design in Schwäbisch Gmünd and was then awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY where he received his Master of Industrial Design (MID) in 1996. He founded the “quintessence” design office, which in 2000 expanded into the design agency “quintessence media”. The agency works in product design, interior design, exhibition design, and trans-media design and its clients include Blanco, Caritas, Daimler AG, Hugo Boss, Le Creuset, and SWR - South German Radio. He was a part-time lecturer for 3-dimensional Foundations of Design at the HfG. Since 2004 he has been active in the German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF) and has been a member of the Board since 2008.

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